EDAP TMS SA, the global leader in therapeutic ultrasound, today announced the first prostate ablation treatments performed at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan, using the Company's FDA-cleared Ablatherm Robotic HIFU.
This Ablatherm Robotic HIFU device is owned by HIFU Solution, LLC who mobilizes it providing physicians and clinics in its network throughout the United States access to the technology.
The procedure was performed by Dr. Mani Menon, MD, one of the world's foremost urologists and leading surgeons for robotic prostatectomies. Dr. Menon is chairman of the Department of Urology at the Henry Ford Health System, the Rajendra and Padma Vattikuti Distinguished Chair in Oncology and director of the Vattikuti Urology Institute.
Marc Oczachowski, EDAP TMS Chief Executive Officer, commented: "We are honored that Dr. Menon, one of the world's leading robotic surgeons and the primary developer of the DaVinci™ robotic prostatectomy technique, has chosen to use our technology for his first HIFU procedure. We are pleased to continue successfully growing the U.S. adoption of Ablatherm Robotic HIFU at major Urology Centers and with prominent reference physicians who are leaders in the area of prostate treatment. Our strategy of pursuing direct operation at major urology centers and partnering with leading mobilizers is proving effective, and we look forward to building upon this momentum as we continue to move ahead."
About HIFU Solution
HIFU Solution combines compassionate, highly qualified and experienced physicians and professionals with pioneering, noninvasive HIFU technology for the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer to provide unparalleled patient care. The company aims to provide patients and their families with answers about the diagnosis and treatment options, and a clear path forward. HIFU Solution is comprised of a network of twenty-six qualified physicians placed in ten states. With five centers established on the East Coast, HIFU Solution plans to launch five more centers in the Midwest and Western parts of the country. For more information on the company please visit http://www.hifusolution.com.